Burlesque parents guide


Overall C-

Ali Rose (Christina Aguilera) leaves her small town in search of fame and fortune in the big city. Once in LA, she happens upon a burlesque club owned and operated by a former (and aging) showgirl (Cher). Smitten by the glitter and lights, she tries to audition for a place on the stage.

Violence B
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Burlesque rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Burlesque PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Burlesque rated PG-13? Burlesque is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material.

Violence: A woman smashes the window of another’s car after a verbal fight. Several other characters also exchange angry words.

Sexual Content: Characters wear revealing and skimpy dance costumes. Male buttock nudity and female back nudity is seen. Dancers performer erotic and sexually suggestive dance moves. Hetero and homosexual sex is implied. Couples are seen in bed together. A man and woman kiss.

Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, profanities, scatological slang and numerous sexually suggestive comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently in a bar setting and at home. Several characters drink to deal with problems. Some are portrayed as being drunk. Cigars and cigarette use is depicted.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Burlesque"

Cast and Crew

Burlesque is directed by Steve Antin and stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Stanley Tucci.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Burlesque movie is March 1, 2011. Here are some details…

Burlesque releases to DVD and Blu-ray on March 1, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- The Burlesque Lounge: 6 Full Musical Performances!

- Blooper Reel

- Alternate Opening

- Commentary with Writer/Director Steven Antin

- Burlesque Jukebox

The Blu-ray edition includes this additional material:

- movieIQ®+sync featuring the Burlesque playlist

- Featurettes:

Burlesque is Back!

The Performers: The Cast of Burlesque

Setting the Stage: Production Design & Photography

Inside the Dressing Room: Creating the Burlesque Look

The Set List: The Music & Choreography of Burlesque

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